There are plenty of reasons why the Chevrolet Traverse remains a popular contender in the mid-size SUV market. The manufacturer offers plenty of top-shelf options, not the least of which is its technology package.
In fact, Chevy was among the first automakers to begin including the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment centers as standard features. It rolled out the programs with its 2016 lineup of new vehicles.
How does Android Auto work?
Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are integrated with the driver’s handset. Whether you want your connection to help you navigate, communicate with others, or to simply entertain you with your favorite tunes, all that’s required is attaching your phone to your Traverse via a USB cable.
Access your phone, music, navigation, and texts while keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Bluetooth audio streaming provides a connection for two active devices. Voice recognition allows you to request the information you need from finding someone on your contact list to pulling music from your playlist.
Google Maps provides you with voice-guided navigation, lane guidance, and live traffic information. Each aspect of your phone’s personalization seamlessly transfers to your Chevy Traverse’s Infotainment 3 system.
Chevy Traverse tech
Returning features include a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a connection for up to seven devices. SiriusXM with 360L lets you personalize up to 200 channels, including talk, ad-free music, news, and sports.
The Active Noise Cancellation feature provides a buffer between your inner space and outside noise, so your ride is as pleasant as possible. Connected access capability and a full-color screen make navigating the system a breeze.
An added convenience of the Infotainment 3 system is the Driver Confidence package, which includes heated front seats, universal home remote, remote start, power programmable liftgate, Lane Change, Side Blind Zone, and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts, and Rear Park Assist.
Additionally, cruise control takes the stress out of managing your speed on long stretches of road. When you want to see what’s going on around your vehicle, the available HD Surround Vision provides you with high-resolution viewing of all. It makes parking much easier because you’re able to see objects as you maneuver at slow speeds.
Choose the lighting and temperature that’s right for you. The Traverse’s standard interior humidity sensor monitors the interior’s temperature and humidity levels and automatically manages air flow based on your climate settings.
Likewise, you have the option of adjusting the lighting to meet your needs. From theater dimming to delayed entry lighting, you choose the way you want the interior illuminated.
The Traverse and safety technology
The keyless system offers ease of use as well as lockout protection. So, you lower your risk of locking your keys in the vehicle. The power locks are programmable, and they allow you to quickly lock or unlock the vehicle from either of the front doors or with the key fob. The rear doors feature child security locks.
Once inside, the Passenger Sensing System automatically switches the front-seat passenger airbag on or off depending as needed and illuminates a light accordingly.
An option available in an emergency is the remote panic alarm that also doubles as a vehicle locator. The vehicle’s theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system, alerts others than someone tries to gain access to your vehicle without the proper key.
Parents find the Teen Driver feature invaluable. It allows parents to customize parameters, such as zone restrictions and speed limit guidelines for the new drivers in the household.